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Bankroll builder - Sat Mar 09, 2013, 07:25 PM
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Hello, I would like to participate in the bankroll builder promotion. Am I eligable?
 
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Sun Mar 10, 2013, 07:01 AM
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Hello, I would like to participate in the bankroll builder promotion. Am I eligable?
Welcome to PokerSchoolOnline!

Be sure to read THIS just to be be sure of exactly what's on offer with the Bankroll Builder promotion.

>>click here<< for a complete overview of what PSO has to offer.

We will advise within 24 hours as to whether or not you will be eligible for this promotion. Please check back this time tomorrow!

Thank you for being a member of www.pokerschooline.com and best of luck to you at the tables!

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Sun Mar 10, 2013, 08:04 AM
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Hello, I would like to participate in the bankroll builder promotion. Am I eligable?
Hello,

You are eligible for the Bankroll Builder promotion, good job!

NB: Bookmark this page so that you'll find it easily in the future

First Step

Watch the following video and pay special attention to the tips on retriving and saving your hand history from PokerStars. This will be important for the rest of your promotional journey.


After wacthing this please play some PLAY MONEY FULL-RING (9-Handed) tables at PokerStars and using the Hand Replayer post a hand here in this thread that you have questions about.

Here is a video on how to use the hand replayer.


Then when you have that done please have a go at the Poker Basic Course and pass the quiz at the end of the course.

So you have 3 steps to do to begin with and when you have all 3 done we will award you with your first bonus.

1) Watch the 'Getting Started' video
2) Post a 'PLAY MONEY' hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer
3) Pass the Poker Basic course.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 steps completed.

Best of Luck!

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Sun Mar 10, 2013, 05:34 PM
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I ended up winning the pot here but not too sure about how I played it. I make a smallish raise with 77 since the table seems to be loaded with loose players and I don't think any bigger raise will get anyone who wasn't folding anyway to fold.

It checks to me on the flop and I check also but I'm thinking the board is pretty dry so should I be betting here?

Another overcard hits the turn and I decide to give up but hit my set on the river. I bet a little over half pot to induce calls but did I get the best value here?
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Another overcard hits the turn and I decide to give up but hit my set on the river. I bet a little over half pot to induce calls but did I get the best value here?
Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at it for you.

He will do this within the next 24 hours and once it's been analysed I will advise on the next step.

Cheers,

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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 02:05 PM
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I have also watched the video and passed the poker basics course
 
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Mon Mar 11, 2013, 04:07 PM
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I ended up winning the pot here but not too sure about how I played it. I make a smallish raise with 77 since the table seems to be loaded with loose players and I don't think any bigger raise will get anyone who wasn't folding anyway to fold.

It checks to me on the flop and I check also but I'm thinking the board is pretty dry so should I be betting here?

Another overcard hits the turn and I decide to give up but hit my set on the river. I bet a little over half pot to induce calls but did I get the best value here?
Hi Tocilian

This is a great spot to play 77 as a speculative hand. There are two limpers aleady in the pot. I suggest limping behind. This keeps your investment small. With speculative hands we want to see the flop as cheap as possilble and against multiple oppoents.

As you noticed, a hand like 77 is hard to play post flop when the overcards start coming. Against multiple opponents and overcards, it is best to check-fold unless you get a set. You will flop a set 1 out of 8 times on average. When you do flop a set, don't slowplay! Bet every chance you get for value. Usually at 2NL (real money) and even more often at play money, a villain will pay you off.

Again, I would have limped behind preflop, but postflop you played it very nicely. Well done

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 06:45 AM
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I have also watched the video and passed the poker basics course
Brilliant!

You've done all 3 tasks and you'll get your first bonus in the next 24 hours, good job!

Step Two

Use your first buy-in to only play the 1/2 cent real money FULL RING tables on PokerStars. Do not play any other type of game other than this. Post one hand that you had difficulty with here in this thread using the hand replayer and we will analyze it for you.

Please watch the following video and answer the question below.



List 3 reasons why a player may want to make a big bet?

Then study the Cash Game course and once your happy have a go at attempting the quiz. Don't rush through the course, there's a lot of content there and the quiz is tricky so spend some time on this.

So you have 3 things to do to earn your next bonus.

1) Play the 1/2 cent Real Money tables and post an interesting hand here in the Forum using the Hand Replayer.
2) Watch the Bet Sizing video and answer the question below it.
3) Study and pass the Cash Game quiz.

Let us know as soon as you have all 3 tasks complete and we will award you with your next buy-in.

Best of Luck!


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Tue Mar 12, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Spent an hour waiting around for a hand, finally pick up AKs, and run into kings. Is there any way to know I'm beat here? I had been playing quite tight - folded TT and AJo UTG - is this generally the right play? I'll work on getting the cash game quiz done next.
 
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Wed Mar 13, 2013, 06:18 AM
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I'll work on getting the cash game quiz done next.
Thank you for posting this hand for review and I have asked one of the Hand Analysers to take a look at this for you. He will do this within the next 24 hours.

In the meantime please let me know when you pass the quiz.

Cheers.

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Wed Mar 13, 2013, 03:28 PM
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I have watched the video.
3 reasons why a player might want to make a big bet:
1) To gain value if you have a monster hand
2) To protect against strong draws
3) To bluff an opponent off a decent hand

I have also passed the cash game quiz

Last edited by Tocilian; Wed Mar 13, 2013 at 03:53 PM..
 
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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 02:47 AM
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Spent an hour waiting around for a hand, finally pick up AKs, and run into kings. Is there any way to know I'm beat here? I had been playing quite tight - folded TT and AJo UTG - is this generally the right play? I'll work on getting the cash game quiz done next.
Hi Tocilian

"Tight is right!" I strongly recommend sticking to that path. Many top players are looser because they have tons of experience and are very good at post flop play. Staying tight and sticking to good starting hands makes post flop play much easier while you are gaining experience. I would definately fold AJo UTG. I think you can open with AQs+ though. 1010+ pairs you can safely open with. It is easy to get away from the hand if a bunch of overcards come on the flop.

On to the hand AKs: Raising to 8 cents as you did looks perfect

You get a caller, then the btn makes a solid 3-bet. You have been at the table for an hour. So, what notes did you have on the V2? How did he get that big stack? How often was he raising, reraising?

In addition to the threat of V2 there are two other factors to notice. Firstly, you are going to be out of postion for the rest of the hand. This will make your post flop play more difficult. Secondly, the caller is yet to act making for an additional unknown threat. Therefore, I recommend folding to the 3-bet. Your cards are good, but the rest of the situation is not good for you here.

In general, when you get 3-bet and you are out of positon, fold everything except KK and AA. This is tight, but keeps your losses to a minimum.

As played, you 4-bet for more than half your remaining stack. This looks super strong, but does not leave you with much behind compared to the pot. You won't have enough for a significant bet on a latter street. Remember, AKs is a premium starting hand, but it is not a made hand in the same way a pockt pair is. You are risking your 177 cent stack on a coinflip at best in this spot. Fold and wait for a better situation.

GL and have fun at the tables!

Roland GTX
 
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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 05:34 AM
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Thanks for the advice! I probably got overexcited at finally getting a premium hand even though AKs is only ace high unless you connect. I also wasn't getting many hands so probably had a super-tight table image so alarm bells should have been ringing when I got 3-bet
 
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Thu Mar 14, 2013, 07:59 AM
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I have also passed the cash game quiz
Hello,

Fantastic!

Your second Bankroll Builder bonus is on it's way to you, great job so far.

Watch this video that will help you on the cash game tables



There are three ways in which you can earn your next bonus.

1) Earn 10 VPPs AFTER receiving your 2nd bonus and you will automatically be credited with your 3rd bonus. Let us know if you hit that target
2) If you lose your 2nd bonus at the tables please post the hands where you lost the money with here in this thread. As soon as you post the losing hands we will advise on the next step.
3) If you make a first deposit at PokerStars you will automatically be awarded your remaining bonuses from the Bankroll Builder promotion.

Best of luck to you at the tables and we are here to help you should you have any questions.

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